December, 2014

Fresh Meadows

Pakistani Americans mourn children killed at school in Peshawar

In the days after the Taliban attack on the Public Army School in northern city of Peshawar in Pakistan left more than 140 children and staff members dead, Pakistanis have gathered across the city in total shock at candlelight vigils to support the victims and their families halfway across the world. Comment

July, 2014

Fresh Meadows

New Indian Prime Minister Modi bound for city

Just months after India elected Narendra Modi prime minister, the head of the South Asian nation is fielding invitations across the ocean, from the White House to the diaspora in Queens. Comments (1)

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Not a Staycation

There have been some discreet and not so discreet grumblings in Queens about the new mayor taking a nine-day family vacation so early into his first term. Comments (2)

June, 2014

South Jamaica

Cricket: New face of Queens

Coinciding with the swelling number of immigrants in Queens is the diversification of the boroughs’ culinary, artistic and recreational scene. Comments (5)

May, 2014


Whitestone mom brings son home from Ukraine

A Whitestone mother and her 4-year-old son, who was stranded in Ukraine for months, have been reunited, after U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) intervened. Comment

Elmhurst’s Sherpa community remembers Mt. Everest victims

More than 300 Sherpas attended a prayer service and candlelight vigil for the victims of the Mt. Everest avalanche in Elmhurst last Sunday. Comment

Meng looks back at Dhaka tragedy

In the year since a deadly garment factory disaster killed more than 1,100 workers in Bangladesh, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) said not enough has been done to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. Comments (1)

Flushing mourns with Korea

Community leaders gathered in downtown Flushing last week to mourn the victims of the South Korean ferry tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 188 people. Comment

March, 2014


Newcomer wants son left back in Ukraine

Amid the political unrest that has shaken Ukraine over the last few months, a Whitestone mother has struggled to get her 4-year-old son out of the troubled country. Comments (4)

Maloney meets Ukrainians from Queens upset over crisis

Ukraine’s interim prime minister is on a whirlwind tour of Washington, D.C., and New York for talks with President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in an attempt to raise loan guarantees that would bolster a collapsing economy. Comments (1)

Maloney joined by Queens Ukrainians to push U.S. assistance to Ukraine

U.S. Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) met with members of New York City’s Ukrainian community on Saturday to discuss the American efforts to support the fledgling government of Ukraine in their crisis with Russia. Comments (4)

February, 2014

New Voices

Queens’ West Indian charity plans more foreign trips

West Indians Serving Humanity, a charitable group partly based in Queens’ West Indian community, returned from a successful trip to the Caribbean with new ideas for this coming year. Comment

January, 2014


People always make things out to be bigger than they really are

So many letter writers continually want to bring up the Benghazi “scandal” instead of admitting that the puff of smoke they see in front of their eyes is actually New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s chances of ever living in the White House going up in smoke. Comments (5)
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill shares Afghan literature

Olivia Kate Cerrone leaned toward the crowd gathered in the Richmond Hill Library’s auditorium and began reading the story of an Afghan woman burned to death for riding a motorcycle with a boy. Comment

Whitestone nonprofit raises money for Haiti with art show

Four years after an earthquake devastated Haiti and killed more than 100,000 people, Patricia Brintle is still hard at work rebuilding her homeland. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Political leaders hail Sharon as founding father of Israel

Queens paid tribute to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon this week as a courageous warrior who stood his ground to defend the people of his young nation. Comments (1)
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